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December 13, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

This Week 5’s (12.11 – 12.18) Affirmation: Rest: I will get 6-hours of Sleep each Night!
 
Date – 12.13.17
B-Book 40: Thoughts Without a Thinker by Mark Epstein
The key message in this book:  Both Buddhism and psychoanalysis can …

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Mad Musings


First category I added when I started this blog many moons ago. I jot stuff here I can't otherwise categorize.

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The Weeknd – Wicked Games (Explicit)

December 10, 2016 – 11:31 pm | No Comment
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This has been out for a while, but I really like this dude early approach to music.  He has changed it up a bit – you could say that he is evolving; still like this …

Tips for Parents – Five Conversations to Have with Your Student During Winter Break

December 7, 2016 – 10:58 pm | No Comment
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Keeping the lines of communication open with your college student is key to nurturing a good relationship. Take advantage of the face-to-face time you have with your student this winter break by having the following …

5 Signs You Need a Recovery Day

December 7, 2016 – 10:53 pm | No Comment
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Once you get into the routine of exercising, it can be difficult to stop. You get almost addicted to that endorphin rush and feel like taking a day off is cheating or a sign you’re …

Nothing fake about the top 0.1% holding the same amount of wealth as the bottom 90%.

November 27, 2016 – 6:06 pm | No Comment
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While people argue about what is real and fake news the widening gulf of inequality in the real world only continues to expand.  This is actually happening and for the ultra wealthy that hold most …

How to eat more and lose weight

November 18, 2016 – 5:30 pm | No Comment
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If you choose foods with low energy density — few calories for their bulk — you can eat more volume but consume fewer calories.
Feel full on fewer calories? It might sound like another gimmick for …

Road to 350: What Does the US Navy Do Anyway?

November 18, 2016 – 4:41 pm | No Comment
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As Trump promises a 350-ship fleet, a primer on the U.S. Navy today.
During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump promised to increase the size of the U.S. Navy to 350 ships. Since the election, senior campaign …

Stronger muscles may mean sharper minds for kids

November 4, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment
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Making sure kids have good muscle fitness might also benefit their school performance, according to a recent U.S. study.
Aerobic fitness has already been linked to better thinking abilities in pre-teen children, but the current study …

How to make people like you in 4 seconds

October 31, 2016 – 5:13 pm | No Comment
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Speaker and author Nicholas Boothman offers tips for making a solid first impression — before it’s too late.
Within seconds of meeting you, people are already making judgments about your personality.  Are you hireable? Or dateable? …

The story of inflation between 1996 and 2016

October 30, 2016 – 7:19 pm | No Comment
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Inflation is rarely discussed in the mainstream press.  Most people wake up every day and simply believe that prices go up as a natural state.  These deeply held assumptions usually crack when new revelations happen …

Sustaining retirement income in a lower-return world | Vanguard Blog

October 25, 2016 – 3:37 pm | No Comment
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The first place to start in a low-return environment would be to minimize your investment costs.
Every day, I seem to have a discussion with someone regarding strategies for sustaining retirement income in a lower-return world. Investors, …

Do elite colleges discriminate against Asian-Americans in their admission policies?

October 25, 2016 – 2:32 pm | No Comment
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A lot of people will probably disagree with me on this, but first of all, yes, elite universities use affirmative action to hold Asians to higher standards. And you know what? I think universities are …

How Long Does It Take to Get Out of Shape?

October 18, 2016 – 7:22 pm | No Comment
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Sticking with a regular training routine isn’t always doable—hey, work, family, life happens—and it can be seriously frustrating.  …
But when you are ready to ease back into the gym groove that first workout feels insanely …

Want college to pay off? These are the 50 majors with the highest earnings. 

October 18, 2016 – 4:18 pm | No Comment
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Many of the highest-paying entry-level jobs are tied to engineering and technology majors.
Engineering and technology are among the most challenging fields of study in college, but all of that hard work apparently is paying off, …

Millennials are bogged down by massive student debt and confiscatory housing prices

October 16, 2016 – 5:37 pm | No Comment
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Millennials are a critical group in terms of where the economy goes in the next few years.  The economy largely relies on younger people to spend and purchase consumption items.  Think of a young couple …

If you have high cholesterol, the culprit may be sugar

October 15, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment
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It’s a sad fact. The cholesterol count of the average middle-aged American makes most cardiologists cringe.
Cholesterol seems to start creeping up in our 30s or 40s as careers, kids and other obligations leave us more …

3 Tips That Can Save You From Running Injuries 

October 11, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment
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Despite the fact that runners aren’t repeatedly tackled and buried under piles of bodies and equipment, the numbers tell us that they’re hurt almost as frequently as pro football players. But why are roughly 56 …

The Many Benefits of Training With a Plan

October 11, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment
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A goal is a goal. Whether yours is to finish a marathon or to PR in a 5K, to summit Mount Everest or make it to the top of your local ski hill, it’s awesome …

Physical strain, emotional upset can trigger heart attack

October 11, 2016 – 1:00 pm | No Comment
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Intense physical exertion or extreme emotional upset can each trigger a heart attack, and the risk may be highest if the two are combined, according to a new study.
“Our study is the largest study exploring …

How Many Military Missions Does The US Now Carry Out In Africa Every Year?

October 9, 2016 – 5:49 pm | No Comment
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In the 2016 briefing, the U.S. Defense Department’s then chief of AFRICOM, General David Rodriguez stated that, “In fiscal year 2015, we conducted 75 joint operations, 12 major joint exercises, and 400 security cooperation activities.” …

Securing an Early Retirement: The Blogosphere’s 7 Best Lessons

October 5, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment
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You can retire safely when you have 25x your annual expenses invested in income generating assets
At a time when many struggle to save enough for a comfortable retirement, there are a few people who …

Look Out! Retirement Mistakes are Easy to Make 

October 5, 2016 – 1:21 pm | No Comment
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As a Certified Financial Planner for Personal Capital, I see too many people who focus on their present financial situation or the few years that lie just ahead. They don’t “look out” to what seems …

Retirement Lessons Learned From Botching Savings Early In My Career 

October 5, 2016 – 1:15 pm | No Comment
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At every career stage, it’s all too easy to get caught up in the excitement of new money and forget about re-evaluating your retirement plan.
As we start, grow, and end our careers, our focus shifts …

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

October 4, 2016 – 2:21 pm | No Comment
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IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.
Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will …

Why black workers who do everything right still get left behind 

October 4, 2016 – 2:02 pm | No Comment
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We’ve known for a while that black Americans aren’t making economic progress. A recent report from the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank, shows that the black-white wage gap is now the widest it has been since 1979. What’s more …

Hubble Views a Colorful Demise of a Sun-like Star

September 23, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment
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This star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed a cocoon around the star’s remaining core.
This image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the colorful “last …

Why students who do well in high school bomb in college  

September 22, 2016 – 2:09 pm | No Comment
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These traits separate the successful students from the not-so-successful ones.
The first year of college is a tough transition, and for many students, a disillusioning one.
A study conducted last fall at the University of Toronto found that …

How American Politics Became So Ineffective

August 25, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment
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Republicans and Democrats of 2016 have neither intelligible boundaries nor enforceable norms. As a result, renegade political behavior pays.
It’s 2020, four years from now. The campaign is under way to succeed the president, who is …

“The Cloak I Was Offering Them Was Identification With My Whiteness”

August 23, 2016 – 2:15 am | No Comment
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As a white mother of two black children, three white children, who all have a white father, I have something to say.
Racism exists. It is real and tangible. And it is everywhere, all the time.
When …

6 Tips on How to Run Long (When You’ve Never Run Long)

August 10, 2016 – 11:30 pm | No Comment
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So many runners hit a plateau fairly early on in training — we get stuck around the four- or five-mile mark for our longer runs and just never seem to more »
Think about how fun …

Black America Is Leaving While Staying Put

July 19, 2016 – 5:10 am | No Comment
Calls For Reforms In Wake Of Police Shooting Death Continue In Chicago

Jimmie Williams joins demonstrators in a protest outside of City Hall calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign on December 11, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. A recently released video of the shooting of Laquan McDonald …

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